Valley of the Dolls Summary
Jacqueline Susann

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Valley of the Dolls Summary

The Valley of the Dolls is a novel about the friendship between three women, the perils and rewards of fame, and chemical dependency. The story spans twenty years, from 1945 to 1965, and is set primarily in New York City. Anne Welles, Neely O'Hara, and Jennifer North become friends and roommates, find fame, get married and take lovers, and turn to drugs to cope with problems they encounter.


At age nineteen, Anne Welles leaves her...

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